Area Attractions/ Recreation
Chimney Rock Park
Chimney Rock Park is a privately-owned, natural scenic attraction located on
Highway 64/74A about 25 miles southeast of Asheville, and about 18 miles east of
Hendersonville, North Carolina. Chimney Rock Park is situated in beautiful
Hickory Nut Gorge, which contains the small towns of Gerton, Bat Cave,
Chimney Rock Village and Lake Lure.
Dive Into Lake Lure
Explore its history and beauty in the easy comfort of a guided boat tour,
splash in its refreshing
waves where they lap against a sandy beach, or set out across its shimmering serenity in a canoe
or pontoon boat. During the warmer months, enjoy the Beach @ Lake Lure and our new water
activities area, the Beach Water Works.
Lake Lure Golf & Beach Resort
Escape, Sit back, relax and enjoy your escape from the rest of the world.
With two world class 18
hole championship golf courses, swimming, boating,
hiking, casual and fine dining, conference
accommodations and much, much more,
the Lake Lure Golf and Beach Resort has it all.
Thermal City Gold Mine
Since 1992, Thermal City Gold Mine has been the best recreational gold & gem mining
facility in the eastern United States. Our aim is to provide a true and authentic experience.
Located on the actual site of one of the earliest mines of Rutherford County
Whitewater Rafting in North Carolina
River rafting . . . An Outdoor Adventure!
Appalachian Rivers Raft Co. is wholly owned by John Griffin of Greenville, SC and has offered guided and
unguided whitewater rafting in North Carolina on the Nantahala River since 1977. Since obtaining land in
the gorge in 1985, John has opened a facility near the river to provide parking space, changing and restroom
facilities, shuttle bus transport to and from the river, and other conveniences for his customers. John and
his staff are committed to providing reliable, competent service both on and off the river, quality equipment,
and affordable rates to individuals and groups seeking white water rafting in North Carolina.